El Marsa, Western Sahara
According to the Moroccan authorities, El Marsa belongs to Laayoune Province in the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra. Its population in 2004 is 10,229, the second-largest in the province (behind the regional capital El Aaiún) and third in the region. It has a seaport on the Atlantic Ocean and therefore is also known as Laayoune Plage (El Aaiún Port). The town also has a hospital.
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- Western Sahara weekly news (07-13.07.2002). ARSO - Association de soutien à un référendum libre et régulier au Sahara Occidental.